I want to change the world.
Uber, Instagram, Patch
Getting teams to work together and managing those teams.
Not understanding your strengths and weaknesses.
Even when you get bigger, manage the business like a start-up, lean and mean; never forget about your people/employees and what makes them happy; be sure the end mission is always clear; and get company values set-up early .
Chris co-founded appssavvy, an activity advertising technology company and serves as CEO. His and appssavvy's vision has pioneered a new advertising model focused on people's activity.
The vision of social activity advertising has established Chris as a recognized thought leader. He frequently speaks at industry conferences and forums, including ad:tech, IAB, iMedia and 4A's events, and comments on the latest developments in the social space live on CNBC and Bloomberg TV, or in leading publications, such as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek and USA Today. For insight into Chris' unique perspective, read The New York Times' Corner Office.
He also serves as co-chair of the IAB Social Media Committee and in 2010 and 2011 was a finalist for Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year award, an achievement which was led by Chris' leadership in driving appssavvy to profitability in less than two years after founding and every subsequent quarter. Today, appssavvy has more than 60 employees in four offices across the U.S. and is recognized as a great place to work by Crain's New York Business' Best Places to Work in NYC - an honor won in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Chris graduated from the University of North Carolina Greensboro with a bachelor's of arts degree in Economics & Marketing and is based in New York City. Follow him on Twitter @chrisappssavvy.